“…Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40 (KJV)
The ASAC is a strong believer and supporter of missions domestically and internationally. We show the love of our LORD Jesus as we partner with faith communities all over the world ministering to various needs, instilling hope and the love of God.
We sense a strong calling to the Nations; just to name a few, we have ministered in or given support to the following places: Israel, Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria, England, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Brazil and Africa.
Dr. Lona T. Rogers, a native of Richmond, Virginia, was educated in the Richmond Public Schools System. She is the fifth child of Suffragan Bishop Robert L. Tapper and the late Mother Letsy Ann Tapper. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. During her last year at VCU, Dr. Rogers responded to God's call of ministry upon her life. Upon graduation she continued her education at Duke University in Durham, N.C.; there she earned a Master of Divinity Degree.
After graduating from Duke, Dr. Rogers returned to Richmond and began working in her home church (All Saints Apostolic Church) as an associate minister and childcare administrator under the pastorate of her father. She was ordained in 1984 at the International Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. Convention in Washington, D.C. She earned her Doctor of Ministry degree in June 1997 from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA.
In 1949, Eld. Tapper established All Saints Pentecostal Church in a small rented store front on 825 N. 30th Street in the Church Hill district under the leading and guidance of the Lord. From a storefront with his family and eight additional saints, to a historic brick church located at 1 West Leigh St., and to our current location on 2001 Royal Avenue, the mission has grown as souls were won to Christ.